Title

Untreated type 2 diabetes and its complications are associated with subcortical infarctions

Document Type

Article

Abstract

OBJECTIVE - To investigate the association of type 2 diabetes with subcortical infarctions. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS - We investigated this association in subjects with type 2 diabetes (case subjects; n = 93) and without type 2 diabetes (control subjects; n = 186), matched by age, sex, and years of education. Participants were a subset of the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging (median age 79 years) who had undergone magnetic resonance imaging. RESULTS - The frequency of subcortical infarctions was 39% in case subjects and 29% in control subjects (odds ratio 1.59 [95% CI 0.91-2.75]). The association was stronger in case subjects without treatment (2.60 [1.11- 6.08]) and in case subjects with diabetes-related complications (1.96 [1.02-3.74]) compared with control subjects. CONCLUSIONS - These findings suggest that untreated type 2 diabetes and type 2 diabetes with complications are associated with subcortical infarctions. © 2011 by the American Diabetes Association.

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Publication Title

Diabetes Care

ISSN

01495992

Volume

34

Issue

1

First Page

184

Last Page

186

PubMed ID

20980413

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.2337/dc10-0602

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